Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released it’s annual crime report Friday, Oct. 5. which shows violent crime in the state
decreased from the year before.
2011, Oklahoma experienced a 14.7 percent increase in murder cases,
despite the report showing that violent crimes decreased 1.6 percent
from 2010. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated
OSBI reported 219 murders in the state, rising from the 191 count in
2010, which decreased from the 229 murder cases in 2009.
violent crimes show a decrease in numbers such as rape cases. In 2010,
1,467 rape offenses were listed and the number decreased .5 percent
change to 1,459 offenses last year.
there has been a decrease in violent crime cases, OSBI has reported an
increase of .4 percent in non-violent crimes such as burglary, larceny
and auto or other motorized vehicle theft.
thefts in particular show a significant percent change. Rising 9.5
percent from the 2010 numbers, 11,038 auto theft cases were counted.
estimated population increased to 3, 791, 508, a 1.1 percent change increase
from 2010, according to the OSBI. In 2011, over ten thousand full-time
law enforcement employees were employed. For 1,000 Oklahoma inhabitants
there were 2.7 law enforcement employees.
to the OSBI, no officers were killed as a result of a felonious act,
however two were killed due to an accident or negligent act.
OSBI index crimes totaled 145, 357 for 2011 and reported that there
were 3,834 offenses per 100,000 population. This increased .2 percent
from 2010. The index crime reported in 2010, however, showed a 2.9
percent decrease from those numbers reported in 2009.